Q&A with Psychologist, David Sabine, PhD

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com speaks with psychologist David Sabine, PhD. David has practiced general clinical psychology for 15 years. In addition to general practice, he also has done neuropsychological testing and evaluation.

Below he talks about his experiences in psychology and what is needed to succeed in the career.

Q: What is your current position?

I'm a clinical psychologist in private practice in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Q: Can you describe private practice?

My work consists of doing both psychotherapy and neuropsychological testing, in which we have a diagnostic question. We do testing to try to answer that question. Sometimes it's about a problem relating to pressure or anxiety. Sometimes it might be related to brain behavior like a head injury or a seizure.

Q: How did you get started in this field and what kind of preparation does someone pursuing this career need?

I started out first as a pastor in the inner city. As I was working with some of the folks there, things came up that I just didn't have answers for. Those questions began to roll around in my head and led me to a real interest in human behavior and why people behave the way they do. So, I decided to pursue it in my education.

Q: What does a PsyD or PhD allow you to do?

The term psychologist is so broad. [Short Code Error: type value must be either online or ground]. If you think you have that set of skills and those interests, then this might be a wonderful way to spend your life work.